Kangaroo Temple/North Face


Basic Alpine Climb - Kangaroo Temple/North Face

Head "down under" and climb a marsupial route on Kangaroo Ridge. Preference given to Yogesh/Craig/Luck SIGs.

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  • Sun, Jul 12, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 2, Technical 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

Sunday morning, 6:30, at the Hwy 20 Hairpin Curve turnout.  I (Brian) will probably be there already, since Thursday.  Come over Friday or Saturday night and camp with us at Lone Fir or Klipchuck (USFS Campgrounds). 

I planned South Early Winter Spire on Saturday and Kangaroo Temple on Sunday (two Basic climbs).  I also planned an Intermediate climb on Friday.  I'd like to get a group who can stay overnight and climb both Basic routes.

Rock shoes highly recommended. This is not a first climb for the timid. 

Review the route description and be prepared for the hanging rappel.  

For Leaders Permission, I'd like to know your interesting in climbing 3 days Fri-Sun (Intermediate), or two days Sat-Sun (Basic). 


Kangaroo Temple/North Face

  • USGS Silver Star Mtn

    USGS Washington Pass

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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